Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Checkerboard Cake Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Checkerboard Cake

    Checkerboard Cake. Photo by quid_pro_quo

    1/1 Photo of Checkerboard Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs

    2 hrs

    1 hr

    quid_pro_quo's Note:

    Very unusual cake

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note




    Units: US | Metric




    1. 1
      Grease and flour three 9" round cake pans.
    2. 2
      Trace three 9-inch circles on parchment paper; cut out. Draw 6-inch circle, centered, on each cutout; draw 3-inch circle, centered, on each cutout.
    3. 3
      Line bottom of each pan with 1 paper circle, pencil side down.
    4. 4
      In large heatproof bowl set over hot (not boiling) water, melt chopped chocolate. Stir in cocoa powder. Let cool to room temperature.
    5. 5
      In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    6. 6
      In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs,one at a time, beating well after each addition, add vanilla.
    7. 7
      Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of buttermilk.
    8. 8
      Stir 3 1/2 cups of the batter into melted chocolate.
    9. 9
      Spoon white and chocolate batters into separate large piping bags(or spoon into 2 large resealable plastic bags and cut 1-inch hole in 1 corner of each).
    10. 10
      Pipe chocolate batter to fill outer ring of each of 2 of the pans.
    11. 11
      Pipe white batter over middle ring, then chocolate batter over inner ring.
    12. 12
      In third pan, pipe white batter over outer ring, chocolate over middle ring and white over inner ring.
    13. 13
      Bake in centre of 350°F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
    14. 14
      Let cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
    15. 15
      For the filling, place chopped chocolate in bowl.
    16. 16
      In saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat just until steaming. Pour over chocolate, whisking just until melted.
    17. 17
      Refrigerate until thickened but still spreadable, about 30 minutes.
    18. 18
      Whisk just until color lightens.
    19. 19
      Using serrated knife, trim tops of cake layers to make level, if necessary.
    20. 20
      Starting with 1 of the cake layers with chocolate outer ring, spread with 1/3 cup of the ganache.
    21. 21
      Top with cake layer with white outer ring; spread with another 1/3 cup of the ganache.
    22. 22
      Top with remaining cake layer.
    23. 23
      Cover top and side with remaining ganache.
    24. 24
      Refrigerate before serving.
    25. 25
      Some people may find it easier to use one of "Checkerboard Cake Pan Sets" available online or in local stores.
    26. 26

    Browse Our Top Cake Fillings and Frostings Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:


    Nutritional Facts for Checkerboard Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2196 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7505.3
    Calories from Fat 4486
    Total Fat 498.5 g
    Saturated Fat 301.9 g
    Cholesterol 1886.3 mg
    Sodium 4736.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 756.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 75.7 g
    Sugars 325.3 g
    Protein 142.0 g

    Ideas from


    Thanksgiving, Solved

    Every recipe, menu, tip and how-to is right here, at your service.


    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites